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Designed for power and flexibility, electric handpieces use electricity to generate a rotary cutting motion.

Most electric handpiece motors operate at speeds from 1,500 rpm to 40,000 rpm, with power (torque) ranging from 55 to 65 Watts. This increased and constant torque enables smooth, consistent cutting through enamel, porcelain, metals and zirconia across a wide range of speeds with no power loss. Many electric handpieces offer both high-speed (for applications such as cutting tooth structure and finishing restorations) and low-speed capabilities (endodontics, implantology, caries removal, and prophylaxis, etc.). Growing in popularity are dedicated rotary endodontic systems, featuring torque-sensing, auto-reverse and constant file speed.

Basic electric handpiece systems include a controller, electric motor, and color-coded attachments that connect to the motor and accept burs/diamonds and other cutting instruments. Blue-banded low-speed (1:1) attachments are designed for extremely low-speed procedures, such as rotary endodontics. Green-banded, speed-reducing attachments spin the burs/diamonds at speeds lower than those of the motor, most often with ratios from 8:1 to 27:1, but with other available ratios as well.

All electric controllers detect a slowing of the motor, and automatically send more power to the motor when needed. Because most of these devices deliver ample high-speed cutting power, even at 150,000 rpm, clinicians can tailor cutting speeds to particular burs and materials.

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Midwest E Plus

Midwest E Plus

Dentsply Sirona - Midwest

With Dentsply Sirona’s Midwest E Plus electric handpiece attachments, clinicians can perform a broad range of procedures with excellent power and flexibility. The complete range of attachments, 1:5...

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Quieter than brush motors. 3-year warranty (includes motor, tubing and control box). Two programmable speed settings. Water spray can be...
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Water spray can be adjusted at motor. Motor speed range 100-40,000 rpm (with various attachments 2-200,000 rpm). Motor torque 3 Ncm....
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The EA-40LT electric brushless micromotor from A-dec is designed to integrate seamlessly into the A-dec Cascade delivery system. It is...
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According to Aseptico, the AEU-7000 fffers the highest available torque of up to 80 Ncm, ensuring compatibility with most implant...
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The powerful, 40,000-rpm brushless micromotor is compatible with AHP-72MBFO-XL Mont Blanc 1:5 increaser, AHP-77C/CS 1:2 surgical,...
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These handpieces are compatible with a variety of surgical burs (Ø2.35). Convenient twist-chuck makes changing burs quick and easy. An...
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This small, yet powerful electric motor works quickly and efficiently, cutting procedure time by one third over air motors. The A-dec...
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It offers power, precision, and reliability plus daylight quality LED light for improved vision throughout the entire treatment area....
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The touch-screen interface provides the dentist with a userfriendly display menu. The screen features customizable light intensity as...
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Brasseler USA Forza ELM Electric Handpiece With 3.4 Ncm of torque and a light motor, the Forza ELM is a game-changer for electric...
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Whether cutting through obsolete crowns or refining margins, the Forza ELS delivers the power and control demanded by dentists today. For...
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The AHP-71TI (also 1:5) is used on implant motors (including AEU-7000 or AEU- 6000 series) or AEU-425 portable delivery system.

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  • Jason Schwartz

    Ask any dentist why they prefer electric handpieces and they’ll respond with reasons such as high power, low noise, and speed control. Ask any dentist why they may hesitate with regard to making an electrics purchase and some of the hangups are weight, heat, and complexity/cost of maintenance. KaVo’s recent introduction of the ELECTROmatic...

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  • Allison Walker

    While not all states require heat sterilization of dental handpieces, dental handpieces should be autoclaved between patients. It’s a given. Every part of a handpiece, from the outside to the inside, from the nosecone to the motor and prophy angles, can be a source of cross contamination if not properly cleaned, disinfected, and heat sterilized....

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  • Allison Walker

    As the end of the year draws closer, you may be taking stock of how the past 12 months went for your practice: what worked and what didn’t, what needs to be replaced or upgraded, and how you’re going to make 2017 even better from every angle, delivery of care to the bottom line. This is a good time to look at the condition of your equipment—do...

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  • Julie Cullen

    It’s definitely a balancing act when it comes to handpieces. Ideally, you want the best of both worlds—power to do the job and control for easy handling. Midwest E Electric Handpiece System from DENTSPLY Midwest provides clinician with just that balance. The unit’s lightweight motor weighs only 59 grams. The attachments are available in...

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    Distinguished for their innovation, these dental manufacturers and their products are winners of the 2015 Edison Award. The award globally recognizes, honors and fosters innovation and innovators to create a positive impact in the world. Being recognized with an Edison Award has become one of the highest accolades a company can receive in the...

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